Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of existent.

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Examples

  • Leibniz tells Bourguet, “the universe is only a certain kind of collection of compossibles; and the actual universe is the collection of all possible existents, that is, of those things that form the richest composite.”

    Leibniz's Modal Metaphysics

  • Conceptual cognition also produces appearances of truly existents, meaning truly existent “this” s and “that” s (bden-snang) – such as tables and words.

    Divisions, Causes, and Elimination of Unpurified Appearance-Making According to Non-Gelug

  • God, Davies quotes Thomas as saying, "is to be thought of as existing outside the realm of existents, as a cause from which pours forth everything that exists in all its variant forms."

    Saints

  • Satan's rebellion arises in no small measure from an over-estimation of the importance of existents and a rejection of those aspects of his relationship with God to be affirmed through belief: the unobservable act of his own creation; and the benevolence of the Son's vicegerent rule, which he takes to be an expression of divine authoritarianism.

    Feisal G. Mohamed: Evaluating the Post-Secular Return to Belief

  • Hence, all dependently originated phenomena do not exist in the way they appear to us as objective, independent, substantial existents.

    Principle Path to Enlightenment

  • Hence, all dependently originated phenomena do not exist in the way they appear to us � as objective, independent, substantial existents.

    Principle Path to Enlightenment

  • Then His Holiness turns to Nagarjuna�s text and demonstrates how the second verse encapsulates the purport of the Buddha�s wisdom teaching in the Madhyamika (Middle Way) view that all existents in the universe (e.g., aggregates, sense powers, samsara, nirvana) are empty of inherent or true existence yet they do exist dependently through mere nominal designation.

    Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary

  • Then His Holiness turns to Nagarjuna's text and demonstrates how the second verse encapsulates the purport of the Buddha's wisdom teaching in the Madhyamika (Middle Way) view that all existents in the universe (e.g., aggregates, sense powers, samsara, nirvana) are empty of inherent or true existence yet they do exist dependently through mere nominal designation.

    Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary

  • Consequently, if there is an "unconscious" that unfolds in history (the word is only used as an adjective), it is not a psychoanalytic unconscious, but simply an existence before existents.

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • Mind-only, in which all phenomena are perceived as more or less real existents of mind, answers the question of "How does the interface of mind and matter actually work?"

    Hegel on Buddhism

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